Dr. Martin Thullner

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Dr. Martin Thullner
Senior Scientist, Head of Geomicrobial Reactive Transport Systems Group

Department of Environmental Microbiology
Working Group Geomicrobial Reactive Transport Systems
Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, D-04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 235-1338
Fax +49 341 235-451338
martin.thullner@ufz.de

Martin Thullner

Research Interests

My research activities focus on reactive transport modeling of subsurface environments. Of particular interest are biogeochemical/geomicrobial processes involved in the microbial degradation of organic carbon species (contaminants or natural organic matter) in aquifers, soils or aquatic sediments. Research topics include

  • microbial community dynamics and their implication on biogeochemical reactions
  • limitation of microbial activity due to mass transfer processes (bioavailability)
  • upscaling of pore scale processes to the macro scale
  • microbially induced isotope fractionation
  • competition between organic carbon degradation pathways in redox stratified systems
  • influence of microbial growth on hydraulic properties of porous media (bioclogging)

Current Research Activity

see group page

Geomicrobial Reactive Transport Systems

Model Development and Environmental Applications
(GReaT MoDE)


Education

2002

Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Department of Environmental Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

1997

M.Sc. in Physics, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany


CV / Scientific Career

since 2013

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada

since 2005

Senior Research Associate, Department of Environmental Microbiology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

2007-2019

Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences - Geochemistry, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

2003-2005

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Earth Sciences - Geochemistry, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

2002-2003

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA


Recent Publications